Dosinia elegans (Conrad, 1844) Elegant Dosinia

Dosinia elegans (Conrad, 1844) Elegant Dosinia

Marco Island,Florida

Dosinia elegans (Conrad, 1844) Elegant Dosinia

Sanibel Island, Florida (67 mm.)

Dosinia elegans (Conrad, 1844) Elegant Dosinia In Situ

    Buried eight inches in the substrate, Lighthouse Point Park, north side of Ponce Inlet, Volusia County, Florida 6/3/2008 (62 mm.) | Collected and photographed by Joel Wooster

    Conrad described this species as a Tertiary fossil (as Artemis) in a paper read in 1843 and identified it in the Recent fauna of Tampa Bay in an 1846 report, but neither of these oft-cited acts constitutes the correct date of publication, which is 1844.

Conrad, T.A., "1843" [1844]. Descriptions of nineteen species of Tertiary fossils from Virginia and North Carolina. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1(33): 323-329. <http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/84736#page/426/mode/1up>